Competitive Exams: History MCQs (Practice-Test 25 of 130)

  1. Consider the following events in respect of the Delhi Sultanate:

    1. Appointment of Zafar Khan as the Governor of Gujarat.

    2. Timur's sack of Delhi

    3. Rebellion of Haji Maula.

    4. Foundation of Ahmedabad.

    Which is the correct chronological order of the above events?

    1. 1 − 3 − 2 − 4

    2. 3 − 1 − 4 − 2

    3. 3 − 1 − 2 − 4

    4. 1 − 3 − 4 − 2

  2. Under the Delhi Suntanate, what was the job of the official called Shuhna?

    1. To check the expenditure of the State

    2. To officiate as the paymaster of the army

    3. To work as in charge of the Sultan's household

    4. To supervise the police department

  3. Which one of the following statements cannot be attributed to Firuz Tughlaq?

    1. He restored the rent free lands (Inam, Idrar) granted to theologians

    2. He abolished all taxes not sanctioned by Shara

    3. He raised the grants of teachers and stipends for students

    4. He forced Khuts, Muqaddams

    Chaudharis to pay grazing tax and house tax

  4. Who among the following was a contemporary of Namdev?

    1. Madhav

    2. Nimbark

    3. Sena

    4. Ramdas

  5. Which of the following statements about Shaikh Bahauddin Zakariya, the founder of Suharawardi Silsilah in India is not correct?

    1. He believed in self-mortification

    2. He did not consider poverty as a necessary means for spiritual life

    3. He justified his riches by saving that money enabled him to serve the poor better

    4. He did not reject the concept of sama

  6. Why did the concept adl as propounded by medieval political thinkers signify?

    1. Morality

    2. Justice

    3. Aristocracy

    4. Religious obligations

  7. Consider the following devices/practice:

    1. Multi-spindle Wheels.

    2. Match-lock guns.

    3. Watermills and windmills.

    4. Use of coal as a fuel.

    Which of the above were not known to the

    Mughals?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3 only

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1 and 4

  8. Siva-tattva-Chintamani, a treatise on the tenets and rites of the Lingayats was written during the reign of which one of the following?

    1. Bukka-I

    2. Deva Raya-II

    3. Hari Hara-II

    4. Deva Raya-I

  9. During the reign of Iltutmish which one of the following was a silver coin in use?

    1. Rupaiya

    2. Jital

    3. Mohur

    4. Tanka

  10. Who among, the following Sultans made a land grant to the Jain saint, Jambuji?

    1. Muhammad bin Tughluq

    2. Firuz Shah Tughluq

    3. Sikandar Lodi

    4. Ibrahim Lodi

  11. Who was the poet saint of medieval India who rejected the values of Shatdarshan and advocated the path of nipakh?

    1. Kabir

    2. Malukdas

    3. Dadu Dayal

    4. Raidas

  12. Paumachariyam deals with which one of the following?

    1. An exposition of the Indian flora and fauna

    2. A Jain version of Ramayana

    3. A love-lore enacted between a slave man & a woman

    4. A Buddhist exposition of the question of nirvana

  13. Which of the following groups of Nalanda scholars spread Buddhism in Tibet?

    1. Kumarajiva, Paramartha, Shubhakarasimha, Dharmadeva

    2. Santarakshita, Padmasambhava, Kamalashila, Sthiramati

    3. Vasubandhu, Dinnaga, Dharmapala, Chandrapala

    4. Archadeva, Anga, Nagarjuna

    Jinnamitra

  14. The famous kailasanatha temple at Ellora was cut in the rock on the instructions of which Rashtrakuta king?

    1. Krishna-I

    2. Dhruva-I

    3. Krishna-II

    4. Indra-III

  15. Who wrote the Mandsore inscription?

    1. Banabhatta

    2. Vatsabhatt

    3. Harisena

    4. Virsena